While Spanx pants are known and loved for their figure-skimmimg effects, there’s no denying they are not the most comfortable garment to be worn in the heat of summer.
But now the world’s best-known brand of big knickers have unveiled a summer selection that won’t make you sweat on a warm day.
Spanx have just re-launched their Skinny Britches range in a fabric designed to make you feel slim and trim without feeling sweaty and constricted
Spanx have just re-launched their Skinny Britches range in a fabric designed to make you feel slim and trim without feeling sweaty and constricted.
They’ve been designed to be lightweight and breathable, incorporating the same Spanx technology that you’d expect from the classic designs, but in a lightweight format.
The pants, which claim to firm the tummy, hips, thighs and bottom, have been created with ultra-light fabric and cotton gusset, and a “non-binding”, unseamed waistband that won’t dig in or create lumps and bumps.
The designs, which are 61% nylon, 39% Lycra/elastane, are available as skorts, shorts or all-in-one styles and range in price between $38 for a thong and $145 for an all-in-one.
Previously a red carpet secret, Spanx are now proudly worn by A-listers such as Kourtney Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Princess Beatrice, Jessica Alba, Beyonce.
Male train drivers in Sweden have circumvented a ban on shorts by wearing skirts to work in hot weather.
The workers, who operate the Roslagsbanan line north of the capital Stockholm, have been wearing skirts to work for the past two weeks.
Employer Arriva banned the drivers from wearing shorts after taking over the running of the line in January.
But the company has given the men its blessing to wear skirts, according to local newspaper Mitti.
Male train drivers in Sweden have circumvented a ban on shorts by wearing skirts to work in hot weather
“Our thinking is that one should look decent and proper when representing Arriva and the present uniforms do that. If the man only wants [to wear] a skirt then that is OK,” Arriva communications manager Tomas Hedenius told the paper.
“To tell them to do something else would be discrimination.”
Driver Martin Akersten said he and his colleagues came up with the idea to wear skirts after they were informed of the new company dress code in the winter.
“We have always said that when summer comes, we will get some skirts and wear them. It’s very warm weather here so we would like to wear shorts but if we can’t then we have skirts for comfort.”
The male drivers have chosen only to wear skirts on hot days, opting for trousers in cooler conditions.
“The passengers stare at us but so far no-one has said anything – well, not to me, anyway. And I don’t mind as it’s more about comfort,” Martin Akersten adds.